Tuesday, February 27, 2007

No Wikipedia, says Middlebury College

It had to happen eventually.

One college has banned students from using Wikipedia as a source in research papers. Is this a good idea? Who knows, but this decision has been made.


Sunday, February 18, 2007

Free Stuff at Staples: 2/18 - 2/24

Staples has some things that are free after rebate this week:

McAfee Internet Security 2007
Panda Internet Security 2007
Peachtree Pro Accounting 2007
ATS 2.4ghz phone
Universal remote
Sterling 56K modem

If you don't have a Firewall and Virus Scanner installed on your machine, this is a good week to pick one up.

Staples Ad for this week

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Free Electronic Tutoring. Seriously.

The school entered in to an agreement with a group to allow all of you students to get free online tutoring in the following courses:
  • Writing
  • Math (from the developmental level through Calc II)
  • Accounting
  • Biology (including Anatomy & Physiology)
  • Chemistry
  • Information Literacy (and Research Methods)
  • Spanish
  • Statistics

    This is a very interesting step, and for free, it's a great thing to do.

    Your username is your PCCC user name and your initial password is the last 6 digits of your social security number.

    Try it out today!
  • Campus Events: Nets Tickets for $15

    Student Activities is hosting a trip to the Meadowlands for the Nets versus the Heat. Tickets for students are $15 - this is a good price - and the school is providing a bus from Ellison Street.

    Tickets go on sale in the Student Activities Office (near the Security office) on February 19th.

    Here are the game details:

    Thursday, March 15, 2007, 7:30 pm
    Bus Departs from Ellison street 5:15pm

    Tuesday, February 06, 2007

    Free Campus Event: Mind Reader

    There is a mind reader coming to PCCC.

    His name is Robert Channing, and he will be here on February 15, 2007 at 1:00 PM (until 2:30 PM) in the Theater.

    From his Web site, RobertChanning.com, he looks very impressive.

    For free, it sounds like it's worth checking out!

    Monday, February 05, 2007

    School Stuff: Free Math Workshops

    Received via email. Thought some of you might have interest!

    MA 005, MA 006 and MA007

    Do you need extra help?

    Every Tuesday

    Room U 303 (Pruden Building)

    9:00- 10:00

    Conducted by Prof. Eshrat Sahafian

    Friday, February 02, 2007

    Blind patrons sue Target for site inaccessibility

    Do Web sites have to be usable for people who are blind?

    You might think no, but people are suing Target, saying that the Web site doesn't work with screen readers that they use to "read" Web pages.


    Should Web sites be required to set up their Web sites this way? This is an answer the courts will apparently decide.